Nigerian scholar, Emmanuel Ikechukwu Umenyiora, has made history as he becomes the first Igbo teacher of the prestigious Oxford University in the UK.
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As Oxford University gets her First Igbo Language Lecturer, Emmanuel took to his Twitter page to share the news, after his induction which held on Thursday, February 17.
”It is official that I am the first official Igbo Language lecturer at the number one university in the world, the University of Oxford.
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Our induction happened today by Marion Sadoux, Head of Modern Language Programmes, University of Oxford Language Centre.
This became possible in account of the James Currey Society. This is the first time Igbo language will be taught at the university. History has been made.
I am so happy and grateful for this opportunity. I promise to make the Igbo language and culture known to the world.”